New7Wonders of Nature Recognition Award for Poland’s Masurian Lake District

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, will present the first New7Wonders of Nature Finalists Recognition Award to Poland's Masurian Lake District at government buildings in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, on Thursday, 27 September.The Masurian Lake District, one of the top 14 Finalists in the global voting campaign, receives the New7Wonders…

Branding Bangladesh with the success of the Sunderbans

Hunger, poverty, corruption... These are some of the words that come to mind when people think about Bangladesh. So says an editorial in the influential regional business newspaper, the Financial Express. "Need for branding Bangladesh successfully" calls for a concerted effort to promote an image of the country that focuses…
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The state of the world’s tropical forests

First, the good news: The world's tropical forests are being better managed today than five years ago. That's according to a report by the International Tropical Timber Organisation , a pro-sustainable use group whose 60 member countries account for 90 percent of the global timber trade.The "Status of Tropical Forest…

In the primeval Polish forest where wisents roam

Straddling the border between Poland and Belarus, the 8,000-year-old Bialowieza Forest is a very special place. Here, in Europe's last primeval forest, it is possible to see one of the world's rarest animal: the wisent, or European bison. Weighing up to 800kg, the wisent is Europe's heaviest land mammal.Ironically,…

The wonders of cricket and nature

Once the Cricket World Cup ends, attention will begin to focus on one of the world's next big events: the election of the New7Wonders of Nature and the announcement of the winners on 11 November.

Protecting the Sundarbans

The project will aim at creating alternative means of livelihood for the people living near the Sundarbans so that they do not have to rely only on the products of the mangrove forest.

Year of Forests is good news for many finalists

The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to strengthen the management and conservation of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. This is good news for many New7Wonders of Nature finalists.

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